Three passengers were injured Sunday when a hot air balloon came in contact with a power line in southern Pennsylvania. One passenger was critically injured and was found in cardiac arrest.
55-year-old Robert Fisher from Honey Brook, Pennsylvania was piloting a hot air balloon, when the balloon suddenly blew into a power line. Fisher along with two other passengers, Robert Spencer, 53, and Melyndia Davis, 48, suffered severe injuries from the electric shock of the power line.
Emergency responders arrived to find Davis in cardiac arrest – a bystander had been administering CPR before their arrival. She was transported to Crozer-Chester Medical Center where she is listed in critical condition.
Reuters News Agency reports that the balloon actually landed safely but when air was being let out it flew into the power line. Local authorities have announced Spencer and Fisher are in good condition.
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